What Do U.K. Critics Think of A Little Night Music at The Watermill?

The Verdict   What Do U.K. Critics Think of A Little Night Music at The Watermill? Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s Tony-winning musical is revived in Berkshire with a musical twist.
Company of A Little Night Music at The Watermill Theatre.
Company of A Little Night Music Philip Tull

The reviews are trickling in for the U.K. revival of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s 1973 musical A Little Night Music at Newbury’s Watermill Theater. Directed by Paul Foster, the production sees the entire cast playing their own instruments.

Performances began July 27 and continue through September 16.

The cast is made up of Alastair Brookshaw, Rachel Dawson, Alex Evans, Phoebe Fildes, Josefina Gabrielle, Alex Hammond, Dillie Keane, Alice Keedwell, Lucy Keirl, Neil MacDonald, Tilly-Mae Millbrook, Benedict Salter, and Christina Tedders.

Read reviews for the Watermill production below:

The New York Times (Matt Wolf)

The Stage (Mark Shenton)

The Times (Ann Treneman)

Playbill will continue to update with reviews as they come in.

Winner of four Tony Awards, A Little Night Music is based on the Ingmar Bergman film Smiles of a Summer Night. The story follows an aging actress, her mother Madame, and a series of interwoven love affairs during one eventful weekend in the country.

The creative team also includes choreographer Matt Flint, lighting designer Howard Hudson, sound designer Tom Marshall, and designer David Woodhead. Musical arrangements and supervision are by Sarah Travis.

For more information, visit Watermill.org.uk.

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